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NALCO holds 38th Annual General Meeting

  • NALCO announces record 115% dividend amounting to Rs.1072.73 crore for 2018-19.
  • Best Performance in a Decade with Rs.1,732 Crore Net profit, a growth of 29% over previous year.

Bhubaneswar, 18/09/2019: Continuing its bull run, National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), the Navratna PSU under Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, has once again brought cheer in the stock market by declaring record dividend payout of Rs 1072.73 crore – an increase from 114% in 2017-18 to 115 % in 2018-19, which works out to Rs 5.75 per equity share of Rs 5 each. This is the highest dividend payout since the inception of the Company in 1981. The total dividend for the financial year 2018-19 works out to Rs.1072.73 crores as against Rs.1101.77 crores during the previous year.

Dividend including the applicable dividend distribution tax works out to a payout of 74.65% of the PAT against 98.81% of previous financial year. Till FY 2018-19, Rs. 32,886 crore towards taxes, duties, royalties, dividend etc. out of which Rs. 25,917 crore paid to Central Govt. and Rs. 6,969 crore paid to State Govt.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 38th AGM, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, attributed the success to team work, strong cost focus and strategic planning. Dr. Chand said, “Year 2018-19 has been an extremely rewarding year for NALCO on all fronts. We have not only excelled in making production, profit, productivity and people engagement, we have also made exemplary contribution in promoting and putting focus on nature, nurture and future. Sustainability has now become a part of our key business processes, empathy and core of our CSR practices.”


  • Lowest cost producer of alumina in the world consecutively for last 4 years (Wood Mackenzie)
  • Lowest cost producer of Bauxite in the world in 2018 (Wood Mackenzie)
  • Lowest cost producer of Bauxite in the world in 2018 (Wood Mackenzie)
  • One of the top three CPSEs with highest net foreign exchange earnings (Public Enterprise Survey of DPE)
  • Domestic market share in Aluminium has increased to 24.3% in FY 2018-19 against 21.1% in previous year.
  • Five Star Rating for Panchpatmali Bauxite Mines by Ministry of Mines
  • “Zero Effluent Discharge” and 10 million trees planted
  • Lithium Vertical created in Business Development Division
  • “Swachh Bharat Award” for Sanitation-Infrastructure Building & School Sanitation Initiatives during the National Swachhata Summit-2019
  • CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Process Excellence (European Foundation of Quality Management Framework)


Performance Highlights


  • Highest-ever Sales Turnover and Export Earnings
  • Highest PAT in last 10 years
  • Highest-ever dividend paid (115%)
  • CAPEX of Rs 919 crore achieved


  • Highest ever Bauxite transportation since inception
  • 100% Capacity utilisation of North & Central Block for 3rd consecutive year
  • Highest ever Alumina Hydrate production since inception
  • Metal production (4.40 lakh Ton) highest since last 8 years.
  • Production of value added products of 1.52 lakh MT highest ever since inception
  • Highest ever wind power generation since inception
  • Production Growth in all Segments